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Ask Slashdot: Software Issue Tracking Transparency - Good Or Bad?

click2005 Re:Listen to Sales - as hard as it may be (157 comments)

Sad but true. Its hard to stay in business being honest and open when standard business practices are to sling mud, lie, cheat and break the law.

2 days ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

click2005 Re:Awesome (93 comments)

I didn't say gaming Windows PCs was dead, just that to Microsoft it is. The only thing the new consoles (& Steam) might have killed is PC gaming's dependence on Windows but its still far too early to tell.

Consoles don't have the upper hand technologically even now except maybe over PC World style 'home computers'.

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

click2005 Re:Awesome (93 comments)

That could change. Microsoft has shown time and again that they don't care about PC gaming. To Microsoft, DirectX is a tool to persuade customers to upgrade Windows & hardware when its rarely needed these days. Thanks to the newest consoles, PC gaming will be mostly stuck at 1080p on a mid range gaming PC for the next 5 years. Sure they'll support higher resolutions but with TV screen FOVs & UIs.

Steam as DRM is as effective on Linux as it is on Windows and most games companies have realized that 'tied to an online account' is about as much DRM as most people will tolerate.

With the platforms being so similar it should be easier to port games these days. If they're smart they'll write as much code as possible to be portable to between XB1 & PS4. Porting code to Linux should be much easier now that the PS4 is an x64 CPU running a FreeBSD derived OS. It wouldn't surprise me if games start to be released on PS4 & Linux but not on Windows.

I'd love AMD to release a Mantle PS4 API for Linux.

about a week ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

click2005 Good luck (115 comments)

Google, Apple & Microsoft will control (and stagnate) the HA industry by buying up all the innovative little patent holders to try to force people their platform.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

click2005 News at 11: (145 comments)

Dingo states the obvious

about a month ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

click2005 Re:What? (382 comments)

No Death Star so I tried to Kickstarter one.. how the hell do I exploit this for lols?

about 2 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

click2005 Re:So this means... (214 comments)

I doubt many people feel bad for downloading porn for free

Download porn? Watching it more than once feels too much like a relationship.

about 3 months ago
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Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

click2005 Re:Controversy? (215 comments)

AAA - A game title that cost more to market and push down people's throats than the cost to actually make it. You can tell these games because theres more trailers, teasers and cut-scenes leaked than actual footage.

Analogy: A turd in a very pretty & shiny box.

about 3 months ago
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Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping

click2005 Re:A number of countries?? Say it ain't so! (73 comments)

The government and politicians will listen eventually, and all it takes is a lot of letter-writing and actual voting.

That just shows how little you know about how government works. I suggest you watch if you want to learn the truth.
http://www.ted.com/talks/lawre...

Lawrence Lessig's SuperPACs might be the only thing that could actually change things and even that is a long shot.

about 4 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

click2005 Re:bulk? / Typo? (142 comments)

Its 3.5 million (not billion).

The $2 million is mentioned on page 26 of the tax filing.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

click2005 Re:Or call your credit card company ... (228 comments)

Except that is a great segue into a scam.

- The last four digits of your card are pretty easy to get - they are typically printed out on paper / transmitted in the clear.
- If they have your email (not hard), and they can get you to respond to your message, then they try to have you give them the rest of the card number (for security) and, for even more 'security' your PIN number and
- Profit!

Seriously? Are you stupid enough to give out your PIN ever? If the person is giving this out, no amount of security is going to help.
There are any number of ways that the CC company could verify the authenticity, the last 4 digits was purely to identify the card.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

click2005 Re:Or call your credit card company ... (228 comments)

A text whenever your credit card was used saying "Card with number ending in xxxx was used in location yyyy, if this was a fraudulent charge reply to this text" would work just as well without the privacy issue of tracking locations.

about 4 months ago
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Interviews: Jennifer Granick Answers Your Questions

click2005 What??? (35 comments)

"It interferes with the sanctity of search, which should be about getting people the most relevant results. Instead, it allows individuals to try to hide information about themselves, even if true. "

So only Google, governments & the MPAA/RIAA should be allowed to manipulate search results? Search results are already contaminated so how is giving everyone the chance to do it worse than a select few?

about 4 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

click2005 Re: His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

Yes, the innocent are never imprisoned for political reasons.

about 3 months ago
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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

click2005 Re:They can send a ping to the moon.... (131 comments)

LADEE cost over $300 million.

Yeah and with Comcast as an ISP its stuck with a 30GB/month bandwidth cap too.

about 4 months ago

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ACSLaw gets more of fines than rights holders

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "ACS:Law, the controversial London-based solicitors' firm involved in making copyright claims, keeps about 40% of the payments made by alleged filesharers, while rights holders receive between 20% and 30%, research by the Guardian has revealed."
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China might not be behind the attacks on Google

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "An error-checking algorithm found in software used to attack Google and other large companies circulated for years on English-speaking language books and websites, casting doubt on claims it provided strong evidence that the malware was written by someone inside the People's Republic of China."
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